Re: Truck Journals

Paul Hillman

Thanks Dave for your wise input.

As far as MY being a "noob", "newbie", "new-ninny" or whatever
the "intellectual-click" chooses to use, I've been in railroading
for 56 years, actually starting when I was 3. There just happened to
be a few questions that I'd never delved into after all these
wonderful years, and thought these "wonders of knowledge" would be
of some commeraderie-help.

Most groups always have somebody in them that trys to take over,
the "old-hats" who bloat their heads up about how "smart" they are.
It's all part of the arrogant-side of the human-mind. "a little
knowledge is dangerous.", is the old saying.

If you "wise-guys" are so bored with some of these "dumb" questions,
just don't answer, least not with some raw insult.

Either that, or I should find a better group which caters more
kindly to dolts!!

Paul Hillman

--- In STMFC@..., "dehusman" <dehusman@c...> wrote:
--- In STMFC@..., "Dave Nelson" <muskoka@c...> wrote:
Are the old hands obligated to anwswer *every* n00b's
question, even those that have been dealt with many times
In my
opinion, the answer is no.
Is any one person obligated, no.

Is the list obligated, yes.

The basic purpose of the list is to share information. If someone
asks a question and those who know don't answer, then information
isn't being shared. I would be suprised if the same basic
didn't keep popping up. They do on every other list I have
subscribed to.

I guess it depends on how you visualize the list as a
single "research project" where you cover each item in sequence
never back over it or a "school" where a new class enrolls every
and the same basics get covered year after year.
In the meanwhile the best I can hope for is the continued
and SHARING by those who are better informed than I... and by
large I
will be grateful to receive whatever they happen to share.
And that's exactly what all the "noob's" are thinking when they
ask a
question. Evidently they will be disappointed.

Dave H.

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